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MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
-performing countries start to lap us. >> michelle rhee is the ceo and founder of students first and joins us now. michelle, are you surprised by what this new assessment is saying about american students or do you think that this is on track, knowing what you know about where our education system has been going? >> you know, actually it's not a surprise. american kids, their scores have not actually changed since the last time the test was administered, so it's not as if their scores have gone down, that's the problem. the issue is that other countries have leap frogged ahead of us, so you have countries like ireland and poland and as tonia that are scoring higher than we are. so we have become stagnant as a country while other nations are really pushing the envelope and growing at much, much faster rates than we are. >> so we talk about stagnation but the oecd, the organization administering this test found a strong connection between higher test scores and the students' school attendance and punctuality. programs like race to the top and now we see resistance to the common core curriculum, wha
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
going to school, this country helped make sure we didn't go hungry. when michelle, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary, wanted to go to college just like me, this country helped us afford it until we could pay it back. so it drives me as a grandson, a son, a father, as an american, to make sure that every striving,heart hard-working, optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. [ applause ] it has been the driving force between everything we've done these past five years, and over the course of the next year and for the rest of my presidency, that's where you should expect my administration to focus all our efforts. [ applause ] now, you'll be pleased to know this is not a state of the union address. and many of the ideas that can make the biggest difference in expanding opportunity i've presented before. but let me offer a few key principles, just a road map i believe should guide us in our legislative agenda and administrative efforts. to begin with, we have to continue to relentlessly push a growth agenda. it
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
with michelle kosinski. as i understand the crowd has been gathering because the news of madiba's death came so late in the day. explain how you have seen the crowd swell. >> reporter: right. it's just incredible. it has been hundreds upon hundreds of people not stopping for a moment since last night. and people aren't staying all day. they're constantly moving through. so that tells you how many people might have come through here. possibly tens of thousands at this point. and i like that clip you used from mandela's own speech where he mentioned the word harmony. i think that's a good word to describe o what we're seeing here. we've seen young and very old, black and white, interracial couples and families coming out here to do what they can. also the harmony and the singing. almost nonstop. i would say it has been nonstop. i can still hear it now. these deep resonating sounds. today south africa's president announced that sunday will be a national day of prayer and people are encouraged to have their own gatherings at home. then the first really big public event will be a memorial service in
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 11:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
lady michelle on their way to south africa this morning to attend the memorial service for former south african president and anti-apartheid icon nelson mandela. former presidents jimmy carter, george w. bush and bill clinton, along with former secretary of state hillary clinton are also attending. the massive memorial service, perhaps the largest honestly in history scheduled for tuesday in johannesburg's fnb stadium where president obama is expected to sta speak. a funeral will be in nelson mandela's hometown. here's live pictures from south africa where a prayer service is being held at the nelson mandela foundation hosted by archbishop desmond tutu. >>> ron allen about a half hour away in soreto. >> reporter: yes, here we are across the street from the nelltnel nelson mandela family home. you can see there's a street party that continues on now for several days since mr. mandela's death was announced on thursday evening here. the street has been filling with marchers, with choirs, with schoolchildren, with ordinary people who have come from far and near to be here, to be part of a c
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. d i'm michelle. i' and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. mmm! this is delicious katie. it's not bad for canned soup, right? pfft! [ laughs ] you nearly had us there. canned soup. [ male announcer ] they just might think it's homemade. try campbell's homestyle soup. >>> the latest jobs report shows good signs for the economy. the unemployment rate dropped to 7% in november while 203,000 jobs were created. down from october's unemployment rate of 7.3%. these numbers come as many job seekers are preparing to take the traditional pause in their hubt for work in time for the holidays. but that may be a bad
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